Australia crush India by 209 runs in World Test Championship final

Australia dashed India’s hopes for a final-day miracle, securing a 209-run victory in the World Test Championship (WTC) final at The Oval. With a massive target of 444 runs set by Australia, India wanted 280 runs on Sunday to claim victory. Despite the enthusiastic assist for Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane as they resumed India’s second innings at 164-3, Australia’s bowlers, led by Scott Boland, swiftly dismantled the Indian batting order, dismissing the top-ranked group for 234 earlier than the lunch break.
Kohli’s dismissal for 49 within the seventh over of the day, caught at second slip by Steve Smith off Boland’s quick bowling, signalled the start of the tip for India. Boland additionally claimed Ravindra Jadeja’s wicket in the identical over. With Kohli’s departure, it turned clear that Australia would emerge as first-time world take a look at champions.
Rahane, who had scored 20 overnight, reached 46 earlier than edging Starc behind, initiating the collapse of the final five Indian wickets within 30 minutes before the scheduled lunch. Boland’s two wickets set the stage for Australia’s celebrations, whereas Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon every claimed two wickets within the morning session. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey took 4 catches in the innings.
India’s final seven wickets fell for just 70 runs on the final day, resulting in their second consecutive defeat within the WTC last. Class full marks the capture of the one main men’s cricket title that had previously eluded them..

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